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Write a 6-page paper using APA 7 style and format. The Nature of Knowing: The Scientific Method (SLO 1,2 and 3;)
This paper has five parts:(a) Components of Research, (b) Sources of Information, (c) Use and Misuse of information, (d) Established Tools of Measurement, and (e) Types of Research.
In the Components of Research: Identify the major components of the scientific method and relate them to writing a research report. Then briefly discuss the concept of “how we know” through the application of the scientific method.
In the Sources of Information: Distinguish between primary and secondary sources and discuss the concept of “suspending trust” in a research report.
In the Use and Misuse of Information: Identify and discuss the parameters of a published research study that was widely accepted and then found to be a misuse of data or inaccurate.
In the Established Tools for Measurement: Identify and discuss the use of ONE established tool or assessment.
Types of Research: Distinguish between the two main research paradigms.

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The Nature of Knowing: The Scientific Method
Components of Research
Correctly identifies the major components of the scientific method, relates it appropriately to the development of a research report, and provide a detailed explanation of “how we know” through the application of the scientific method.

 

Sources of Information
Cleary distinguish between primary and secondary sources using appropriate examples and provide an appropriate discussion of the concept of “suspending trust.”
Use and Misuse of Research
Appropriately identify and discusses the parameters surrounding a research study that was “misused” or inaccurate. Relevant citations to support the argument are included.

Established Tools for Research
Identify an appropriate measurement instrument and adequately discusses its use.

Types of Research
Distinguishes between the two main research paradigms using appropriate examples and accurately describes a quantitative or qualitative scenario.

APA Style
Citations are included and written in the correct APA 7 style.

 

 

 

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